Government Contract | California
WELFARE TO WORK (WTW) JOB READINESS, JOB SEARCH, AND BARRIER REMOVAL

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000496713

Bid Title: WELFARE TO WORK (WTW) JOB READINESS, JOB SEARCH, AND BARRIER REMOVAL

Agency Bid No. Title: 952-5444

Received Date: 02/26/2016

Close Date: 03/25/2016

Purchase Type: 1 year term

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 03/04/2016 10:00 AM, Questions Due By 03/07/2016 10:00 AM

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:The County of Fresno, on behalf of DSS is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to provide comprehensive barrier removal services, job readiness, assistance with job search and assistance with case management with the previously identified components for qualified CalWORKs WTW adult participants ages 18-59, mandated by law to participate in employment and training services to maintain eligibility to receive cash benefits, or those who volunteer to participate. The goal of the requested services is to assist individuals receiving CalWORKs to reach self-sufficiency and transition to independence through long term employment. A. Target Population The populations to be served through this RFP have legal, drivers license or other employment barriers. Participants are mandated by law to participate in employment and training services under the CalWORKs WTW program to maintain eligibility to receive cash benefits. Other participants eligible to receive services volunteer to partake in CalWORKs WTW activities. All WTW participants are ages 18-59 and reside throughout the County, including rural areas, and require supportive and employment services to enhance their ability to compete in the labor market. Some of the WTW participants to be served through this RFP require comprehensive and intensive levels of service due, not only to minimal education and work history, but also to added barriers such as: cultural differences, non-English or limited English speaking, substance abuse, domestic abuse, mental health issues, have difficulty learning and legal and drivers license issues. Bidders shall work closely with the DSS Case Managing Job Specialist (CMJS) and DSS partners to assist participants in addressing additional barriers. Requested services require case management assistance including but not limited to counseling, monitoring and follow-up, and shall be delivered with frequent and open communication with the DSS CMJS. DSS CalWORKs WTW Appraisals Each newly approved CalWORKs WTW participant is required to complete the Online CalWORKs Appraisal Tool (OCAT) administered by DSS. OCAT generates an Appraisal Summary and Recommendations (ASR) which includes the participants possible barriers; household information; strengths; financial issues; and recommendations for work, education, and barrier removal. The ASR may be provided for each referred participant to assist the selected bidder(s) to provide individualized services to meet the needs of each participant. A sample of the OCAT ASR is attached as Attachment A. Additional information regarding OCAT can be found at: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/calworks/PG4860.htm To assist bidders with understanding commonly used CalWORKs WTW terms, a glossary is attached as Attachment B

Product Code: 95239

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: County of Fresno

State: California

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: County of Fresno Purchasing, 4525 E. Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Fresno, California, 93702

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